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Birth mother Melissa Coles of “I Lived on Parker Avenue” documentary to keynote annual pro-life dinner

by | Nov 10, 2020

By Mary Anne Buchanan, Communications Director, West Virginians for Life

Melissa Coles will keynote the 22nd Annual Rose Dinner on Thursday, November 12 sponsored by the West Virginians for Life Educational Trust Fund. 

The reception at Holiday Inn, 1188 Pineview Drive, Morgantown begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner, catered by The Westchester, starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. 

Coles is the birth mother in the acclaimed 30-minute movie I Lived on Parker Avenue, which will also be shown. The film is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what is best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and a young man’s search for where his life began.

Bishop Mark Brennan, of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese, will give the invocation. West Virginians for Life President Dr. Wanda Franz will also address the crowd. A Silent Auction will be an additional highlight. 

The Educational Trust will benefit. It is a charitable division of West Virginians for Life. 

Due to Covid guidelines being in place, there is a limitation on attendees. The number has been met; no further reservations can be made. Therefore, anyone without a reserved seat the night of the event will have to be turned away. Masks are required. 

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